Dr. Al-Raisi will head the organization for four years, succeeding Kim Jong Yang from Korea, while Mr. Kinoti will begin his three-year term in Interpol’s 89th General Assembly in Istanbul, Turkey.
Mr. Kinoti will represent Africa at the most important security body that unites over 195 member states.
His election was seen as confirmation of Kenya’s strategies in dealing with crime, in particular in the fight against terrorism, organized crime, cybercrime and cross-border crime, as well as a vote of confidence in the DCI on a global level.
” The realization that we cannot fight this monster alone has contributed to the successes we have seen so far around the world as a result of the collaboration and information sharing between ours various counties and security agencies, “said Mr. Kinoti in his acceptance speech.
Kenya is a member state of Interpol and houses the office of the East and Central Africa region in the criminal investigation complex on Kiambu Road in Nairobi.
Interpol is coordinating police efforts to make the world a safer place.
The vote reflected the world’s trust in the leadership of the President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed.
“The world’s trust in the United Arab Emirates is the result of the wise leadership of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, supported by his brothers Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed…. Thank you for making us trust the UAE, ”he tweeted.
Dr. Al-Raisi has held the position of General Inspector in the UAE Ministry of Interior since 2015 and is an active member of the Interpol Executive Committee, having served as Delegate for Asia for the past three years.
Modernization of Interpol structures
On his website he says that he has worked closely with the outgoing President and General Secretary of Interpol, Jürgen Stock, to modernize his Support structures, procedures and working methods.
Dr. Al-Raisi holds a PhD in Police, Security and Community Security from London Metropolitan University, a Masters degree in Innovation Management from Coventry University in the UK and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Otterbein College, Westerville. Ohio, USA.
Before the votes were cast, Dr had diverse, modern and cooperative Interpol.
” It is finally time to vote on the next Interpol president. Here at the General Assembly, this moment is the culmination of more than four decades of service, and if I am elected President of the organization, I will help build a more diverse, modern and collaborative Interpol, ”he tweeted.
Strengthen Global Security
The three-day meeting, which began Tuesday, brought together nearly 470 police chiefs, ministers and senior law enforcement officials around 160 countries to identify areas in which Interpol can strengthen the global security architecture.
The role of President is part-time and unpaid and the holder retains his full-time position its national authority.
The President is however obliged to chair the meetings of the General Assembly and the Executive Committee and to have direct contact with the General Sec The President is also responsible for ensuring that Interpol’s activities are in accordance with the decisions of the General Assembly and the Executive Committee.